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I’m not really into the whole anniversary tribute school of popcult writing. It’s a bit too low-hanging for my tastes and generates a slew of half-assed hot takes by folks whose experience of the item in question tends to be after-the-fact backfiller. You shouldn’t need some arbitrary temporal milestone to shine the spotlight on a […]

That Mysterious Bloom: Day 28

February 28th, 2017

(by Len Wein and Terry Austin in Who’s Who in the DC Universe #3, May 1985) We’ve reached the final installment of this February feature, which means it’s time for some whys and wherefores. My interest in the Black Orchid was a long and slow-burning affair, born of a kid whose obsession with minor characters […]

That Mysterious Bloom: Day 27

February 27th, 2017

(from “The Mask of Matches Malone,” S02E17 of Batman: The Brave and the Bold, 2011) For all the attempts to improve the bloom, nothing can compare with the majesty of the original.

That Mysterious Bloom: Day 23

February 23rd, 2017

(from “William Hell’s Overture” by John Ostrander, Luke McDonnell and Bob Lewis in Suicide Squad #4, August 1987) A true black orchid is characterized by its deceptive elegance.

That Mysterious Bloom: Day 22

February 22nd, 2017

(from “Worlds in Limbo” by Marv Wolfman, George Perez and Jerry Ordway in Crisis on Infinite Earths #5, August 1985) Even the most unique bloom can be overlooked in an over-crowded arrangement.

That Mysterious Bloom: Day 21

February 21st, 2017

(from “The Day All Hell Broke Loose” by Gary Cohn, Dan Mishkin, Paris Cullins, Gary Martin & Bill Collins in Blue Devil Annual #1, 1985) The dispute over the specimen’s pedigree continues to rage among experts.

That Mysterious Bloom: Day 20

February 20th, 2017

(from “The Day All Hell Broke Loose” by Gary Cohn, Dan Mishkin, Paris Cullins, Gary Martin & Bill Collins in Blue Devil Annual #1, 1985) Be wary of less scrupulous types who claim purportedly supernatural knowledge about orchids and their pedigrees.

That Mysterious Bloom: Day 19

February 19th, 2017

(from “The Day All Hell Broke Loose” by Gary Cohn, Dan Mishkin, Paris Cullins, Gary Martin & Bill Collins in Blue Devil Annual #1, 1985) Be careful when placing orchids near creepers or other climbing plants.

That Mysterious Bloom: Day 18

February 18th, 2017

(from “How To Trap An Orchid!” by E. Nelson Bridwell,

That Mysterious Bloom: Day 17

February 17th, 2017

(from “How To Trap An Orchid!” by E. Nelson Bridwell, Ramona Fradon and Vince Colletta in Super Friends #31, April 1980) Many enthusiasts have been shocked to discover a supposedly “dead” specimen suddenly spring back into full bloom.

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